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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019
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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019
Elegant and complex. Limey fruit with perfect oak balance and a mineral finish on the palate.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.5
rs 4.3
pH 3.29
ta 6.5
Wine Information
Accolades 2017 SAWi Wards - Platinum
2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards - Double Gold
2019 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold
Brand Group Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection
Other
Winemaker RJ Botha
Variety Chardonnay
BlendPercent 100% Chardonnay
FoodSuggest
Ageing Drink now or cellar for 10 years to taste its real potential.
Cellar The grapes were harvested between 22 - 24┬░balling and after crushing the juice was given extended skin contact for at least 12 hours before it was pressed. Only the free run portion of the juice was used for this selection. After 1 day of settling the juice was racked to a fermentation vessel where we inoculate with a slow fermenting yeast strain. The juice was racked into barrel 1 day after inoculation and left to ferment at low temperature until dry. The wine spent a total of 8 months in barrel before blending and bottling. A combination of 60% new and the rest second and third fill 400l French oak barrels were used.
Harvest The grape were handpicked early in the morning.
The grapes were harvested between 22┬░ - 24┬░ balling and after crushing the juice was given extended skin contact for at least 12 hours before it was pressed.
Vineyard After 3 years of drought these vineyards looked amazing and in balance. The grapes came from 3 blocks in Stellenbosch and a single block in Robertson. All the Stellenbosch blocks are dryland whilst Robertson only received one small drip irrigation. Careful canopy management was needed to ensure enough growth to ripen bunches. The canopy was tipped early in the season to initiate side shoot growth to protect the bunches against sun burn. The grape were handpicked early in the morning.
Style
body Full
style Dry
taste Fruity
type White
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection
R114.00
R114.00 per bottle
This product has a minimum quantity of 6
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